Dalle de verre Sample

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Dalle de verre, from French 'glass slab', is a glass art technique that uses large pieces of coloured glass set in a matrix of concrete and epoxy resin or other supporting material. The glass, formed in slabs, is broken with a hammer or a saw, producing pieces with chipped or faceted edges which increase the effects of refraction and reflection. The technique was first developed by Jean Gaudin in Paris in the 1930s and popular in the UK after the Second World War. Many windows constructed using dalle de verre form large architectural artworks that break down the division between window and wall. These sections of dalle de verre came from the geographic east (but liturgical west) end of Westbourne Park Baptist Church, London. The dalle de verre scheme was conceived and made by Margaret Traherne (1919–2006).

The Stained Glass Museum



Dalle de verre Sample




stained glass


H 180 x W 50 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift, 2016

Work type

Stained glass


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